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Dolmen - Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

By CleaLlyfr
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One of the dolmen of the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.
I was so impressed by this place.

This is a B&W picture, I'll probably post the colour picture as well because I couldn't make-up my mind and decide which one.. -_-

"This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five and a half thousand to six and a half thousand years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. A restored cottage houses an exhibition relating to the site."

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4288x2370px 5.17 MB
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1/500 second
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Date Taken
May 6, 2012, 11:46:28 AM
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clippercarrillo's avatar
Very nice in black and white. A very impressive site. Six thousand years ago the climate and environment might have been very different. To have moved such stones would have required a certain vision and confidence. 
CleaLlyfr's avatar
Have you been there? The place is really amazing. Slightly further than the town of Sligo, it was a good surprise to find this site: plenty of megaliths carrying old stories.
clippercarrillo's avatar
I've never been there, so I really enjoyed looking at the photograph. My personal reaction was, "If it had been me, I would rather have gone hunting than drag those stones around." Someone must have been a real motivator in that society. But I guess that's always the case, for better or worse.
dhc72's avatar
Absolutely stunning shot!
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you're very welcome!
AmyLeeD21's avatar
Alors là, je n'ai qu'un mot à dire: Magnifique!! =D
CleaLlyfr's avatar
Merci! :D
Tu vis dans quel coin de la France?
AmyLeeD21's avatar
De rien!! =D
Je vis dans le nord de la France, près de Lille. (si tu connais!) Et toi, tu vis en Irlande, c'est ça?
CleaLlyfr's avatar
Oui, je connais Lille un petit peu, j'y ai passé quelques jours :)
Sinon je vivais l'année dernière en Irlande oui, là je suis de retour en Bretagne (provisoirement, espérons-le!)
AmyLeeD21's avatar
Tu en as pensé quoi? ;)
Ooh chouette!! La Bretagne est pas mal comme région en France. =D
CleaLlyfr's avatar
J'avais beaucoup aimé la partie vieille ville, c'est très sympa!
J'étais aussi allée sur la côte (Wimereux, je crois?) et me promener dans une forêt au sud de Lille (mais le nom m'échappe complètement)!
AmyLeeD21's avatar
Le Vieux Lille est pour moi un des plus beau coin de Lille! :)
Je connais Wimereux, mais que de nom je n'y suis jamais allée.
Dans les environs de Saint-Amand-Les-Eaux, peut-être? Pour la forêt?
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Je ne crois pas que c'était ce nom-là, mais si ça me revient je te dirai :)
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DivineWish's avatar
I love the Dolmen <3
CleaLlyfr's avatar
So do I! You should see that, it such a great place. :)
DivineWish's avatar
I will do! Next time I am there I will ask my bf to take me there :D
cprmay's avatar
:shamrock: :wow: Waht a powerful shot, full of potential and drama... great sky.. lovely...:hug:
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Aw, that's very nice!
Thank you :glomp:
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